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With Violin Playtime Book 3, the beginner violinist can make music from the very first lessons. In the three books that make up this series, there are over a hundred little pieces, a treasure-trove of attractive tunes - some traditional, some by composers of the past, some newly composed. This is more then just an easy anthology, as the underlying approach is 'learn as you play', and a carefully devised ground plan of technical development makes it a manual in disguise, a tutor without text. This book is for players of about grade 2. Lively illustrations contribute visually to the excitement of learning the violin. Violin Playtime Book 1 caters for players from the beginning to around grade 1, while Violin Playtime Book 2 is for those firmly within grade 1. **ABRSM selected piece (Violin 2008-2011): To the Maypole (Trad.)
With Violin Playtime, the beginner violinist can make music from the very first lessons. In the three books that make up the series, there are over a hundred little pieces, a treasure-trove of attractive tunes - some traditional, some by composers of the past, some newly composed. This is more then just an easy anthology, as the underlying approach is 'learn as you play', and a carefully devised ground plan of technical development makes it a manual in disguise, a tutor without text. This book takes a player from the very beginning to about Grade 1. Lively illustrations contribute visually to the excitement of learning the violin. Violin Playtime Book 2 caters for players at around Grade 1, while Violin Playtime Book 3 is for those approaching Grade 2.
The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master is the classic compendium of English country dance tunes. First published in 1651 it went through eighteen editions in almost 80 years. In its day it was the most popular collection of its kind and engendered numerous imitations. The tunes selected by Playford and his successors were taken from many sources and demonstrate the extraordinary richness and vitality of popular melody in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This book brings together, for the first time under one cover, 535 tunes and their variants from the eighteen original editions. It provides a fund of musical material for performers, whether folk musicians or baroque instrumentalists, and for class and instrumental music teachers. It is also an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the history of English music.
The Second Book of Trumpet Solos is for the player who already has a firm grasp of basic technique and range and is keen to develop his/her own playing skills further. This book covers music equivalent to ABRSM Grades 5-7 level and will prepare young players for the sonata and concerto repertoire they will encounter in the later grades. The pieces are arranged in order of increasing technical difficulty and have been chosen from as wide a range of composers and styles as possible. Notes on performance and technique are included for each piece at the back of the book.
First Book Of Trumpet Solos is arranged and edited by John Miller and John Wallace with piano accompaniment, and provides a broad selection of musical material - spanning almost 500 years - for players with little or no experience of the instrument. It takes the trumpeter from his or her very first lesson up to a standard equivalent to Associated Board Grade 4. The pieces are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, with essential skills introduced in a carefully planned progression making this a valuable component to any teaching method.
Cats is Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and has delighted audiences all over the world. Here are descant recorder arrangements for five of the best numbers from the show with piano accompaniment.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, has delighted audiences all over the world. This is a selection for descant and treble recorder with piano, arranging five of the best numbers from the show including popular classics, 'Memory', 'The Old Gumbie Cat', and 'Skimbleshanks'. Please note, these are the two recorder parts only, the complete set (including duet parts and piano accompaniment) are available separately
Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, has delighted audiences all over the world. Here is a selection for descant recorder and piano for five of the best numbers from the show - which include Memory, Bustopher Jones, and Skimbleshanks.
for soprano and baritone soloists, SATB chorus, and the composer's original chamber instrumentation This edition presents Faure's masterpiece in a form which accords with his original intention that it should be a liturgical Requiem with accompaniment of organ and chamber ensemble. The 1893 version is an expansion of Faure's original, prepared by the composer for a performance at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris and containing two additional movements, the Offertoire and the Libera me. In contrast to the fully orchestrated version that was published in 1900, this edition preserves the original chamber instrumentation, and it also contains a full English translation by John Rutter. Complete orchestral and vocal material is available on hire/rental, and the vocal score, full score, and parts are also available on sale.
Piano Progress Book 1 is part of The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, and provides a graded sequence of pieces by master composers ranging from Bach to Bartok. Here is a well tested, diverse repertoire for the pianist who has begun to master a basic technique. Alongside the solo pieces there are duets, which will provide a welcome opportunity for players to enjoy making music with others. The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series - devised jointly by the world famous piano teacher Fanny Waterman and her co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Marion Harewood (now Thorpe) - is established as one of the foremost piano methods. It represents a distillation of the thoroughness, inspiration and sense of adventure that characterise Fanny Waterman's own teaching methods. The excellence of the musical material and attractive presentation have won universal acclaim. The series is established as one of the foremost modern piano methods.